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22 Jun 2000

Sophos Anti-Virus wins "Best Performance" award

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Sophos Anti-Virus, Europe's leading developer of corporate anti-virus solutions, has been awarded "Best Performance" in a comparative anti-virus test by PC Plus magazine.

The test, published in the August 2000 edition of PC Plus, was conducted in co-ordination with the virus testing facilities at West Coast Labs.

Sophos Anti-Virus out-performed Command Anti-Virus, Aladdin E-Safe, F-Secure Anti-Virus, Computer Associates InoculateIT, In-Defense, McAfee VirusScan, Norman Virus Control, Panda Anti-Virus, and Norton Anti-Virus 2000 to scoop the award for "Best Performance", detecting all in-the-wild viruses.

PC Plus praised Sophos Anti-Virus's InterCheck on-access scanner: "This solution is accurate, surprisingly fast and adaptable to desktops, workstations, servers, networks and even whole enterprises. When experts leapfrog into a technical lead with a virtually totally secure solution like that, you have to take them at their word: they are on the lookout for the best and most secure precautions for your data."

The magazine went on to praise Sophos's legendary technical support and customer service: "The support provided by the Sophos team is not exceeded by its competitors, and every bit of information, every operation of the anti-virus package is geared to the best interests of the responsible PC user."

"We are delighted to have the quality of Sophos Anti-Virus confirmed by these tests," said Graham Cluley, head of corporate communications at Sophos. "These latest PC Plus results further strengthen our position as the world's leading anti-virus solution."

The full review can be read in the August 2000 edition of PC Plus magazine.

To download a PDF of the review please click here.

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at